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Lincoln City 0-0 Dartford

Dartford picked up a vital point in their battle against relegation with a goalless draw at Lincoln in the Conference Premier.

Jim Stevenson went close for Dartford in the first half, his header well saved by Nick Townsend, as the home side struggled to impose themselves.

Lincoln improved after the break but rarely threatened Alan Julian in the Dartford goal.

Dartford are now one point from safety in 22nd place while the Imps are 15th.

Lincoln City manager Gary Simpson told BBC Radio Lincolnshire:

"There was a strong wind blowing in the first half so we went with three centre-halves because we were kicking against it but in the second half we changed our shape and brought the subs on, and from then if anybody was going to win the game it was us.

"Koby [Arthur] came on and looked bright, he had a go and caused them problems and the game was a bit more exciting.

"It's another clean sheet. We wanted to win, obviously and in the second half we tried to win, we went for it. We want go to on a run to the end of the season and finish as high as we can."

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 23Brown
  • 2Miller
  • 27Foster
  • 8Power
  • 19NolanSubstituted forArthurat 67'minutes
  • 26Adams
  • 12SheridanSubstituted forRobinsonat 72'minutes
  • 24Mendy
  • 18Bright

Substitutes

  • 7Arthur
  • 16Robinson
  • 15Gray
  • 9Rowe
  • 31Preece

Dartford

  • 1Julian
  • 4Sterling
  • 38McAuley
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 31Stevenson
  • 10BradbrookSubstituted forSwallowat 22'minutes
  • 20Burns
  • 30WoodyardSubstituted forDembeleat 86'minutes
  • 6CornhillBooked at 54mins
  • 11HarrisSubstituted forCollierat 78'minutes
  • 37Suarez

Substitutes

  • 8Noble
  • 35Dembele
  • 29Holloway
  • 19Swallow
  • 15Collier
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,947

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away12
Fouls
Home2
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Dartford 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Koby Arthur (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Swallow (Dartford).

  6. Post update

    Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Max Cornhill (Dartford).

  8. Post update

    Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Becka-Kah Dembele replaces Alex Woodyard.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jim Stevenson (Dartford).

  14. Post update

    Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Nathan Collier replaces Danny Harris.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Rory McAuley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Ben Swallow (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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